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ArmorZone Barriers
with Anti-Gawk Screens

Surry Hills to Central Station Feeder Upgrade
Novo Rail, August 2019


Novo Rail is an alliance between Transport for New South Wales, RCR, Aurecon and Laing O’Rourke. Since 2009, the alliance has delivered over $1 billion worth of upgraded infrastructure to the rapidly growing Sydney rail network. Novo Rail is currently working on a power supply upgrade program to Sydney’s train network.

This includes the Surry Hills to Central Station Feeder Upgrade, a project that will future proof the city’s existing train infrastructure and support the new Sydney Metro lines. Jaybro supplied 100 Armorzone barriers fitted with anti-gawk screens for this project.


A new power supply cable will be installed between the substations at Surry Hills and Central Station. This project will support future network requirements associated with the integration of Sydney Metro and the introduction of a new fleet of trains.

The work being undertaken by Novo Rail includes the installation of a new 1.2 kilometre underground cable, involving trenching and boring works under Eddy Avenue. Early works began in May 2019 with the overall project including works in the rail corridor due for completion in late 2020.

Workers have temporarily closed lanes and parking areas throughout the area adjacent to Central Station, to allow the work to be completed safely. A construction zone has been established with the help of Jaybro’s ArmorZone water filled barriers, fitted with anti-gawk screens and shadecloth for extra privacy.


The ArmorZone is a 2 metre long water barrier made from 100% high density stabilised polyethylene. Ideal for creating a protective barrier around work sites, this barrier is designed for use on temporary worksites and also to protect workers engaging in roadside maintenance.

Connected using a galvanized steel pin, the units are filled with up to 520 litres of water. Once full, the ArmorZone provides up to 70kph work zone barrier protection. It is easy to transport and fast to deploy: installation by two operators is effortless. The Armorzone Water Filled Barrier has been tested to meet the evaluation criteria of NCHRP 350 TL-2, and a separate model meets MASH TL-1 and TL-2.

Additionally, Jaybro supplied Novo Rail with anti-gawk screens to suit the ArmorZone barriers, offering workers increased privacy and security on site. Anti-gawk screens are constructed from strong steel mesh. Each panel has a steel pin to lock it in place into the ArmorZone unit.

To complete the privacy screening, workers installed 200 metres of Jaybro’s blue shadecloth along the screens and beyond, along the concrete barriers that demarcated the far end of the site.


  • System used: ArmorZone Water Filled Barriers
  • Time Period: Installed July 2019
  • Customer: Novo Rail
  • Quantity: 100 x water filled barriers fitted with Anti Gawk screens and shadecloth
  • Install Length: 200 metres


Length: 2160mm
Height: 870mm
Width: 450mm
Connection: Steel pin
Material: UV8 HDPE

Novo Rail

Surry Hills to Central Station Feeder Upgrade

Sydney CBD

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